The Department of Ukrainian Folklore Studies named after Academician Filaret Kolessa

  • About the Department
  • History of the department
  • Employees
  • Teaching materials
  • Lecturers' schedule
  • News


Chairperson, Professor (by-worker)Vasyl IvashkivChairperson, Professor (by-worker)
Associate ProfessorVOVCHAK AndriiAssociate Professor
Senior Department SecretaryOksana ShumeikoSenior Department Secretary
Department SecretaryOksana KobasiarDepartment Secretary

Lecturers' schedule

Teaching materials

  1. Ukrainska folklorystyka. Slovnyk-dovidnyk / Ukladannia i zahalna redaktsiia Mykhaila Chornopyskoho. Ternopil: Pidruchnyky i posibnyky, 2008. 448 s./Ukrainian Folklore Studies. Handbook Dictionary / Conclusion and general editing by Mykhailo Chernopyskyi. Ternopil: Textbooks and teaching aids, 2008. p.448.
  2. Pidhorna L. M. Folklorystychni kontseptsii Mykoly Kostomarova. Teksty lektsii. Lviv, Vydavnychyi tsentr LNU imeni Ivana Franka, 2008. 72 s./ Pidhorna L. M. Folkloristic Concepts of Mykola Kostomarov. Texts of lectures. Lviv, Publishing Center of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2008. P.72.
  3. Harasym Ya. I. Narysy do istorii ukrainskoi folklorystyky: navchalnyi posibnyk. Kyiv: Znannia, 2009. 301 s./ Harasym Ya. I. Essays on the History of Ukrainian Folkloristics: Textbook. Kyiv: Znanie, 2009. p.301.

  1. Vovchak Andrii, Dovhaliuk Iryna. Dokumentuvannia folklornoi tradytsii. Zasady orhanizatsii i provedennia folklorystychnoho polovoho doslidzhennia, transkrybuvannia y arkhivuvannia zibranoho folklornoho materialu: Metodychni rekomendatsii dlia studentiv filolohichnoho fakultetu (napriam pidhotovky 6.020303 – filolohiia: ukrainska mova ta literatura) / Vydannia druhe, dopovnene. Lviv, 2015. 52 s./ Vovchak Andrii, Dovhaliuk Iryna. Documenting Folklore Tradition. Fundamentals of Organizing and Conducting Folkloristic Field Research, Transcribing and Archiving the Collected Folklore Material: Methodological Guidelines for Students of the Faculty of Philology (area of specialization 6.020303 – Philology: Ukrainian language and literature) / Second edition, supplemented. Lviv, 2015. p.52.

  1. Chornopyskyi M. H. Poetychnyi svit dytynstva. Ukrainska narodna slovesnist (Folklor). Khrestomatiia / Mykhailo Chornopyskyi. Ternopil: Vyd-vo «Pidruchnyky i posibnyky», 2016. Vyp. I. 175 s./ Chornopyskyi M. H. The Poetic World of Childhood. Ukrainian Folk Literature (Folklore). Textbook/ Mykhailo Chornopyskyi. Ternopil: Textbooks and Manuals Publishing House, 2016. Issue I. p.175.
  2. Sokil H. Obriadovyi folklor ukraintsiv: navchalnyi posibnyk. Lviv, 2018. 138 s./ Sokil H. Rite folklore of Ukrainians: Textbook. Lviv, 2018. p.138.

History of the department

The Department of Ukrainian Folklore Studies named after Academician Filaret Kolessa is a leading educational and research folklore centre in Ukraine.

The Department was established at the Faculty of Philology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 1990.  The teaching staff and students develop the university traditions of Ukrainian Folklore Studies, started by the Department of Oral Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Ukrainian (Secret) University in Lviv (1921–1923) and continued by the Department of Folklore Studies and Ethnography of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (1939–1947).

When the major “Folklore Studies” was introduced at the Department in 1995, an educational complex for scholarly, theoretical and practical training of specialists in Folklore Studies was gradually established in which an important place was given, in particular, to the collection of information: the formation of knowledge and skills of folkloristic work in the course of field research. Today the Department trains specialists of three educational degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhDs) in the area of specialization “Folklore Studies” (“Ukrainian Folklore Studies”).

The teaching staff of the Department conducts a wide range of theoretical, methodological and practical research in the field of Folklore and Folklore Studies: the history of folklore, the history of ethnomusicology, the theory and poetics of folklore, the problems of folklore genres, modern trends in the development of folklore, documenting folklore traditions, Ethnoorganology, problems of interaction of folklore and literature. The Department actively organizes national and international conferences.

The Department is a center of educational and research folklore institutional complex which includes the Laboratory of Folklore Research (founded in 2010), Scientific Library of the Department, Folklore Archive of the Department of Ukrainian Folklore Studies (since 2004), Electronic Archive of Ukrainian Folklore (since 2014).

The Department maintains close ties with ethnographic centers of Austria, Canada, Poland, Slovakia, and the USA.

“The Art of Editing – from Analogue to Digital”

17.01.2023 | 16:33

The Editors of the journal “Studies in Polish Literature” are currently preparing the annual volume LXXIX, intended to collect contributions regarding the following topic
“The Art of Editing – from Analogue to Digital”

We invite you to submit articles to the issue of “Studies in Polish Literature” planned for 2024, which will be entirely devoted to the broadly understood issues of contemporary editing. The scope of the volume is intended to cover both traditional and paper editions as well as digital ones.

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Young Linguists’ Conference ATENA

14.12.2022 | 00:38

The Research Centre for Applied Linguistics POLIGLOCI
and the Department of Applied Linguistics of the University of Rzeszów
are pleased to invite students and PhD students to participate
in the third edition of the international
Young Linguists’ Conference
which will be held online on 19 April 2023
via the Zoom platform.
As in the previous editions of our conference, this year we would like to invite students and
PhD students who conduct research in the following disciplines:
 Linguistics

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Talk “Writer’s Idiolect and Its Main Statistical Parameters (Case of Long Prose by Ivan Franko)”

12.12.2022 | 14:28

We would like to draw your attention to the following talk taking place on 13th December (10:15 AM) at the FSU Jena by Prof. Dr. Solomiya Buk (General Linguistics Department at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv) on the topic:

“Writer’s Idiolect and Its Main Statistical Parameters (Case of Long Prose by Ivan Franko)”
The study іs devoted to the search for strategies of complex system corpus lexіcographіc and statistical linguistic description of the author’s іdіolect, to the creatіon of a methodology for revealіng the quantіtatіve specіfіcіty of Franko’s texts as a necessary...

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Registration for the Lecture “Basics of Capital Structure and Corporate Governance” (Lecturer – Charles K. Whitehead )

21.11.2022 | 20:56

Basics of Capital Structure and Corporate Governance

Capital structure and corporate governance are interrelated. How a company raises capital affects how it is governed, and vice versa. This lecture will focus on how U.S. world-class businesses are governed – the fiduciary duties to which boards of directors and officers are subject – and the relationship between corporate governance and a company’s capital structure

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